The month of October is going to be an exciting ride for all the fandoms. Most of this excitement will draw from the much-awaited second season of the 86 Eighty-Six anime series. For the past three months, fans have been desperately waiting for 86 Eighty-Six Season 1 Part 2. After the screening of the 12th and final special episode, the makers teased that they will return with the 13th episode soon. So, when is the new part coming out? Will there be a delay? Here is all you need to know about it.
The 86 Eighty-Six anime series is originally adapted from a 2017 Novel Series of the same name. Asato Asato is the creator of this War franchise. In October 2018, the author came out with a manga adaptation which was illustrated by Motoki Yoshihara. In April 2021, A-1 Studios came out with an anime adaptation of the popular story. Since then, the fans have been eagerly waiting to see the sequel.
86 Eighty-Six Season 1 Part 2: Plot Details
The anime series 86 Eighty-Six tells the bilateral story of a territorial war. The two sides, The Republic of San Magnolia and The Legions, the battle for the survival of their races. However, the Legions happen to be a human-created menace of machine drones. Lena is in charge of the Handler of the Spearhead Squadron, and she is tasked to look after the incoming uncalled drones. By the end of the previous cour, Shin, Raiden, Theo, and Anju were all caught amid a bombing attack.
All the members of Lena’s crew were deemed to be dead. But their bodies are yet to be recovered from the ruins. Thus, there are still hopes that the squad members survived the attack. In 86 Eighty-Six Season 1 Part 2, the aftermath of this onslaught will be explored. Lena will look for her friends after they have been blown mercilessly with all sorts of ammunition. Moreover, the director of the show has also shared with the fans his personal insights about the coming season.
Writer and director Toshimasa Ishii took to his Twitter handle to request the only-anime fans not to read the epilogue of the first volume of the manga. Thus, the manga fans already know what is about to uncover in the first few episodes of Part 2.
Will There Be More Seasons?
The only way one looks into the possibilities of more seasons is by assessing the reception and the source material of the anime. For a start, 86 Eighty Six has been one of the top five best anime of the year 2021. And this series stands strong in the league of anime series like One Piece, My Hero Academia and Boruto. Thus, there can be no doubts about demands for the third season after 86 Eighty-Six Season 1 Part 2. As for the source material, the first season covers the story of the first volume of the manga.
Moreover, the second season will likely have the same number of episodes as its predecessor. Thus, the sequel might also roughly cover one complete volume. The manga, in total, has ten volumes and one spin-off manga. Thus, there is more than enough source material to commence not only a third but a fourth and fifth season. Additionally, it is only a matter of time before a new season is announced after an understandable break post the second cour.
86 Eighty-Six Season 1 Part 2: Release Date
For now, Studio A-1 Production is yet to reveal a solid release date for the upcoming season. The only piece of stamped information that the makers have confirmed is the tentative schedule of the show. During the first event to announce the anime adaptation of Eighty-Six, the panel confirmed that the second part would be released in Fall 2021. Thus, fans can expect to see 86 Eighty-Six Season 1 Part 2 in October 2021. Keep an eye on this corner to get all the latest updates about the sequel.